Author Archives: Michael Johnston

Historic Pipe Organ Will Ring Out Again

Historic Pipe Organ Will Ring Out Again in Pittsburg From Pittsburg, California, comes a story about an organ being used in a theatre. What a great way to celebrate the Holidays! Read details in the article. I posted about the … Continue reading

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A New Tracker in Sinai

Sinai Lutheran Church Installing New Pipe Organ A Lutheran Church in Nebraska is happy to get their kind of organ. It sure looks like a good decision to me. Clear, crisp musical notes filtered through the air as Claire Bushong … Continue reading

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Finding Organ Music That Has Been Forgotten

Thank you again for finding organ music that has been forgotten and now brought back to life! Many of the pieces you promote from the past are right in time with organs of today. I’m sure there is a wealth … Continue reading

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Cucumber Organ in Toronto Shopping Center

Toronto Shoppers Enjoy Cucumber Organ Music This is truly the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen. The cucumbers make the keyboard look like a practice console for a carillon. The wooden pipes are behind a clear plastic sign for Hendrick’s Gin. … Continue reading

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London, London, and the Mail List

Many thanks. I think there is only need for one ‘London’ in the address (these ‘clever’ computer auto fills only go so far…!), otherwise that address is perfect. I think I will join the mailing list — it was the … Continue reading

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Swinnen’s Aria, Bedell’s Pedal Toccata, Callaerts’s Opus 21, and Nevin’s Toccata in D Minor

As I write this announcement, my area is continuing to recover after flood damage, thousands have evacuated because of forest fires, and tornadoes appeared last night. I can’t wait for 2016 to be over! In my last announcement for this … Continue reading

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The State of Our Music

The State of Our Music “Simply this, that the country as a whole is still in its P T Barnum period of musical activity, a phase of development which must be gone through with just as a child must inevitably … Continue reading

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Joseph Bonnet’s Opus 10 Now Reprinted

Joseph Bonnet’s Opus 10 Now Reprinted I am happy to report that a new supply of Bonnet’s Douze Pièces pour Grand-Orgue, Opus 10, has arrived from the printer. For those who were waiting, you will receive yours immediately. For others, … Continue reading

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Hollins Triumphal March on the Hull City Hall Organ

Hollins Triumphal March on the Hull City Hall Organ I have added a fine recording of this captivating march by Alfred Hollins played by David Liddle. Hollins was blind, and David is blind. Get more information, see the music, and … Continue reading

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“Cyber Monday,” What A Ridiculous Copycat Idea

“Cyber Monday,” What A Ridiculous Copycat Idea We have said for years that there is no longer creativity in Hollywood and the decision makers (the investors) go after comic book stories and sequels, over and over. Well, the shopping industry … Continue reading

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